I've never seen a dead man get drunk, take drugs, argue, get depressed, or speak out of negativity. A dead man has never threatened to take his life.
The answer to our problems is to be crucified and resurrected in Christ. Why should I live in a life that has been condemned when I have a new life in Christ that the old man could never match, even though Adam lives in me?
We choose to walk in the new man (Romans 6:4). When walking in the newness of the Spirit, we have Christ's nature (Romans 7:6). We are being renewed daily in the spirit of our mind (Ephesians 4:23). Everything is new, and there is nothing old in it.
What if we fail three or four times? Then each time we do, we name it, forsake it, and go on so quickly that we hardly notice that we failed. The only reason we name our sin is so that we won't continue to live in it.
Life in Christ isn't difficult; it's impossible! But Jesus Christ finished the work. He died, and we died with Him. He rose, and we rose with Him. We have something new, something eternal-a life that will never grow old.